The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 12 million downloads.
I have used the NextGEN Gallery plugin for almost a year. Previously I hosted my photos at an 'award winning' photo site for five years. I wanted a WordPress site and did not want to use a photo theme. After playing around with various photo related plugins, I chose the NextGEN Gallery plugin. It is not perfect, but it does what it has to.
I purchased the add-on for premium support. You also get the PLUS add-on. Becky, Cias, and even Scott Wyden Kivowitz responded promptly. This add-on is a good deal for WordPress novices like me or people moving over thousands of photographs to a WordPress platform.
Things that I do not like with NextGEN Gallery is the voting system for ideas (PLUS or PRO membership required). Many ideas that are common sense or easy fixes should just be done. The voting system at the 'award winning' photo site is pretty much a joke and hopefully NextGEN Gallery will not go down that slope.
A good point about NextGEN Gallery is its popularity. Because this is a very popular plugin and owned by Photocrati, it is a good bet that any potential plugin exploits will be immediately patched. That is a big plus.
Maybe one day the WordPress core will have use folders in their media library. Then we can all get rid of these photo plugins. Until that day happens though, NextGEN Gallery does what it has to do.
Awesome plugin i have ever used .
I have used this plugin and it have many functionality for creating slider and the support has always been great.
I have been using NextGen Gallery for several years and have always enjoyed the quality of the pictures and ease of adding more. I added the NextGen Gallery Sidebar widget and couldn't get the background color to appear transparent. I requested assistance from my Web Host and NextGen Gallery. Becky from NextGen Gallery was eager to assist me and find a solution. Soon she had the widget working perfectly with a transparent background. I will always recommend NextGen Gallery for their quality products and excellent customer service!
Need i say more?
Very happy with the gallery. Using it with photocrati and it's far slicker, and it's also very good on tablets and phones. The responsive side to it is excellent as you can see on my wave photography website:
NGG is the backbone of my website http://www.lightsniper.de for >2 years now. The support is really fast and effective if anything isn´t working out.
When moving to a new server, NextGen didn't work for the first time since I installed it many versions ago. I googled and found the problem. I reached out to the support and received an answer minutes later, the tool that I needed already attached to the email.
A few days ago, they even followed up to make sure it was still working.
The gallery itself is a really good one, I use it with a custom theme to display it the way I need it. Upload and gallery management is very easy. I'm still getting used to the new settings layout (that was changed many versions ago :D) but it's really usable.
5 stars for a gorgeous free tool with great support.
There are several nice looking gallery plugins out there, but what makes this one stand out is the 5 star technical support if something goes wrong.
When I had some issues the team at Nextgen were there for me and fixed the problem in a friendly and professional way. I highly recommnend the plugin, and the staff behind it!
I have used Nextgen since 2010 and have witnessed a lot of changes. The support has always been great whenever I have experienced issues. There are no real alternatives for artists if they want to maintain an orderly gallery system that has the opportunity for updates like the fantastic full screen lightbox pro system. I have a client base of over 20 artists including myself and have effectively put the system through it's paces for the pro user vs the amateur who only needs to add and delete images or change titles. Clients train up in an hour and I view nextgen gallery as second to none. The system is simply the best solution on the market.
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